May Family Newsletter
Program Updates
Field Trip Money
We're thrilled to announce our summer camp field trips, including a day at various Dells waterparks, a visit to the Renaissance Fair (first session), and the Wisconsin State Fair (second session). We provide a bag lunch, but campers may bring money for extra snacks and souvenirs.

Campers can deposit money on arrival into a secured "bunk valuables envelope." They can access this before each trip and return any remaining money afterwards. Any leftover money will be returned at the end of the session. While bringing money is optional, we suggest $20 for the waterpark and $50 for four-week campers for both trips.

Campers will also visit The Elegant Farmert, with a $5 treat allowance provided. Valuables are stored safely, but we are not responsible for items kept in cabins. Remember to pack a wallet or money carrier for your child.
New Parent Webinar, Tuesday, May 30 at 7 P.M. Central Time

We are inviting all first-time families (returning families are always welcome too!) to join us for a new parent webinar to meet the full-time team and learn how to best prepare for camp. We will be addressing topics such as health center procedures, packing, communicating with your child and camp, homesickness, programming, and transportation. You will have the opportunity to ask questions as well. You can register for this webinar below. We will be recording this session if you can't make it in person.
Site Update
"On Belay!" - The Challenge Course Is Done!
Packing Tips!

Packing for camp is exciting, and we want to make this as smooth as possible for campers and parents. The blog below may offer helpful tips and information as you begin the camp preparations. In addition, here is some more information on special events at camp that campers like to prepare for ahead of time.
  • Maccabiah - Campers love to show their team spirit! Consider packing fun socks, a hair accessory, hat, or shirt/tank top in your team’s color.
  • Shabbat - Typically campers clean up and dress a bit nicer on Friday nights at camp. Sundresses, khaki shorts, sandals, etc.
  • White Shabbat - We encourage campers to wear something white, typically a white shirt, on the first Shabbat of each session.
  • Israel Day/Carnivals - Anything casual blue and/or white to support the love of Israel is awesome for a fun all-camp program day! (We provide temporary tattoos and stickers!)
  • Campers will need a mess kit and sleeping bag for their overnight camping trips. Rookie campers who do not have the option to extend will not need a mess kit.
Packing Tips: Packing, Luggage, and Mail

As the summer quickly approaches it is time to start thinking about the logistics of packing with your child for their summer experience away from home. Below you will find some frequently asked questions and helpful answers.

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Community Care Corner
Thank you & Meet Our Team For This Summer!
Thank you so much for filling out your forms, if something new comes up that you think would be important for camp and/or our counselors to know, please reach out to Debbie.

We would like to take a moment to introduce the Community Care team! Learn about your Health Center Administrator, Camp Mental Health Professionals, and Inclusion Supervisor. 
The Parent's View with Megan Maurer

I am so pleased with the care our children received from Beber's Health Center staff. Last year, both of our boys (our seven-year-old who was at camp for the first time and our 12-year-old who was only there for his second year) developed a...

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Tips For Dealing With Homesickness
Tips For Dealing with Homesickness - Beber Camp

Beber Camp Here are some tips for you to help your child deal with feelings of homesickness and anxiety: Encourage your child's independence throughout the year. Practice separations, such as sleepovers at a friend or relative's house.

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Love and Logic

By now, we hope you feel comfortable and confident in knowing that we take great pride in using love and empathy as we work with our campers to help them develop into responsible young adults. We have shared with you numerous Love and Logic strategies that we find very useful. When your children return home after camp, they will be accustomed to making lots of choices and solving their own problems, with a lot of support from adults. For more information about Love and Logic, please visit
Health Center Update
COVID-19 reminder

Campers are required to take an at-home antigen test the morning of their arrival. Parents should take a picture of the antigen test, labeled with their child’s name and date, and show it upon arrival or at the bus before campers will be allowed into camp. For campers who are flying, you may email the image of the negative test result to

Medications at Camp

The deadline to avoid late fees for first session families with Pack My Rx has passed, but you can still order medication through Pack My Rx. Second Session families, please note the deadline for avoiding late fees is June 15. Please remember that any medications, prescription or over-the-counter, or supplements sent to camp improperly are subject to a $150 charge per medication. If you are unsure, please contact Trudy so that she can review the process with you and ensure that you are following procedures for sending medications/supplements to camp properly.

Melatonin must be ordered as a nightly medication (not “as needed”) through Pack My RX. Be sure you do not use the words “as needed” when registering Melatonin with Pack My Rx. Lactaid should not come through Pack My Rx, and you must contact Trudy for instructions on sending Lactaid to camp.

It is critical that you have listed all medications and supplements, not just prescriptions, on the Health History form. You can go back into the form and add those now.

The Dispensing of Medication is a Health Center Job

Any medications or supplements (prescription or over-the-counter) found in a camper's possession will result in a $250 fine, and camp reserves the right to send the child home. The only medications or supplements campers may have in their cabin are epinephrine injectables and emergency inhalers, which must be listed in the online Health History form.
Taste of Beber Registration is open!
Taste of Beber is a two-night experience for campers currently entering first through third grade. This is a spectacular opportunity to explore a wide array of camp programs including the aqua park, boating, swimming, climbing/zip line, arts and crafts, music, sports, farm, cooking, and more.
Jewish Life at Beber
In March, we focused on our Jewish value of Manhigut (leadership) and talked about how we develop leadership in our campers. We also work hard to develop manhigut in our staff. 

We work hard to find just the right leaders for Beber Camp, from our professional staff, to our leadership staff, counselors and specialists. We believe that developing strong camp leaders is the key to developing responsible and strong community leaders and we take leadership development very seriously. We work with our staff year round to help them grow into strong leaders. We give staff the tools to become leaders among their peers and in our community. We encourage everyone to learn from those around them and to take responsibility for their actions. 

In addition to our own year round staff development efforts, we participate in leadership programs with partnering organizations like the Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) and the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI). 

We want to welcome the 2023 Israeli Staff (not all are pictured here). We are so excited to announce that we will have 14 Israeli staff at camp this summer and that 3 of them are returning from previous summers. In February, we shared many of the things we do to connect our campers to our Jewish homeland. These Israeli staff help us implement our Jewish value of Ahavat Yisrael, Love of Israel. 
Every year, we select a group of staff to participate as fellows in the FJC Cornerstone program, a five day Jewish leadership program. This May, supervised by our Director of Jewish Life, Jon Gordon, our Cornerstone Fellows, Jolie Ring, Brady Traugot, Abby Kaufman, Ariella Golden and Lilah Ephraim will head to Capital Camps and Retreat Center in Waynesboro, PA for an intense four day Jewish leadership training to further develop their Jewish leadership skills. In addition, Beber Camp is proud to announce that Bradley Epstein was selected to be a Cornerstone intern and has been working hard since January, along with the FJC Cornerstone faculty, to develop this year’s amazing Cornerstone learning experience. The Cornerstone Fellows return to camp and use what they learned to further develop Beber Camp’s Jewish programming. 
T-Shirt Competition Winners Live On The Canteen!
All Summer. All Year. All Life.
We are incredibly excited to announce our winners of the 2023 T-Shirt Competition!

Daphne, Lucy, and Lexie & Noa's designs are now live on our canteen site
Daphne's Summer Youth T-Shirt
Daphne's Summer Adult T-Shirt
Lucy's Summer Youth T-Shirt
Lucy's Summer Adult T-Shirt
Lexie & Noa's Youth T-Shirt
Lexie & Noa's Adult t-shirt
Support Beber
The Future of Oakies is Coming
Since 1976, Oakies has been a beloved Beber staple, providing a home away from home for over 1,750 campers. Now, we're excited to announce that Oakies will be rebuilt in a new location next to the shower house as we continue developing the Beber Camp site. You can make a new Oakies a reality. We only need $200,000 more to reach our goal by the end of our fiscal year on September 30, 2023. Get ready for a fresh chapter of camp traditions, lifelong friendships, and summer fun in the rebuilt Oakies!
Calling All Alumni!
Alumni Reunion registration is now open! Join us at camp August 18-20 to reminisce and enjoy the Beber Magic with your fellow alumni! We can't wait to see you in Mukwonago this summer.

Reminder: Alumni Reunion registration fees increase on June 1st!
We are extremely grateful for the support of our families, alumni, and community partners. Because of your support last fiscal year, we gave out almost $200,000 in financial assistance to camp families. We also added lights to the Ron Kaplan Basketball courts, upgraded security, and raised money to build a new challenge course for this summer. Please consider supporting Beber. Your financial gifts make a difference.

Mazel Tov to:

All of our High School and College Seniors who are graduating.

And the following campers on becoming Bar Mitzvah! We are proud of you!
  • Abigail Weiss - April 22
  • Abbey Shuman - April 22
  • Rafi Feldman - April 22
  • Lexi Miller - May 13
  • Ella Marmor - May 20

We want to recognize all our campers celebrating becoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah, and we hope never to miss anyone. Please send your “mazel tov” recognitions to Stacy.

Mazel Tov to:

  • Georgann Bernstein Hilberg and husband Trey on the birth of their first child, Henry, born on March 13.
  • Elana Schnall and her husband, Ari Edelheit on the birth of their second son, Rafi Max on March 14. Big brother, Judah loves him so much!
  • Rachel Weil on her engagement to Roy Schory on March 24th.
  • Abby Baron on her engagement to Jacob Nitzberg On April 23.
If you know of any alumni simchas, please contact Trudy so that we can include them in upcoming newsletters.

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